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Ilya Voskoboynikov

  • Ilya Voskoboynikov has been at HSE University since 1999.

Education and Degrees

  • 2014

    Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    Thesis Title: Economic Growth in Russia: a Comparative Perspective

  • 1999

    Master's in Economics
    HSE University

  • 1997

    Degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics
    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology


Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Research Seminar (2d year) (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Economic Sciences; 2 year, 1, 3, 4 module)Rus

Editorial board membership

  • 2019: Guest Editor, Review of Income and Wealth.

  • 2017: Member of the Editorial Council (International Advisory Committee), International Productivity Monitor (International Productivity Monitor ).


Project "Long run growth and structural change in the Soviet Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States since 1960". Grant № 17-05-0035 within the framework of the Academic Fund Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in 2017, supported within the framework of a subsidy granted to the HSE by the Government of the Russian Federation for the implementation of the Global Competitiveness Program.


Russia KLEMS group: https://www.hse.ru/en/russiaklems/


  • 2018
    Гайдаровский форум. Россия и мир: цели и ценности. Presentation: Долгосрочные источники роста российской экономики до и после кризиса 2008 г.
  • BLS Economic Seminar Series (Вашингтон). Presentation: Productivity and long run economic growth in Russia
  • 5th World KLEMS Conference (Бостон). Presentation: Intermediate Inputs, Human Capital, Intangible Assets and Economic Growth in Russia
  • 2016
    Weast Workshop 2016 "Understanding economic growth and development in Central and Eastern Europe" (Москва). Presentation: Accounting for Russia’s growth in 1961-2012
  • XVII Апрельская международная научная конференция "Модернизация экономики и общества" (Москва). Presentation: Источники долгосрочного экономического роста российской экономики в 1961-2012 гг.
  • Совещание специалистов национальных статистических служб стран СНГ: внедрение СНС 2008 (Минск). Presentation: Перспективы построения отраслевых счетов экономического роста СНГ в системе показателей World KLEMS
  • 4th World KLEMS Conference (Мадрид). Presentation: Russia since 1995: Natural Gas, Catching Up, and Informality
  • New Perspectives on the Economic History of Central, East and South-East Europe 1800 to the Present (Регенсбург). Presentation: Economic growth and sectoral developments of Central and East European Economies in 1989-2014
  • The 2nd Hitotsubashi Summer Institute "The Economics of Services: Microfoundations, Measurement, and Productivity Policy" (Токио). Presentation: On CIS KLEMS and Russia KLEMS
  • 34th IARIW General Conference (Дрезден). Presentation: Accounting for Russia’s Growth in 1961‐2012
  • 34th IARIW General Conference (Дрезден). Presentation: Productivity, Structural Change and Informality: the Case of Russia
  • Informality and Development A Conference in Honor of Elinor Ostrom (Блумингтон). Presentation: Productivity, Structural Change and Informality: The Case of Russia
  • ASEEES 48TH ANNUAL CONVENTION (Вашингтон). Presentation: Accounting for Russia’s manufacturing growth in 1961-2012
  • 2015
    Royal Economic Society Conference 2015 (Манчестер). Presentation: Sources of productivity growth in Eastern Europe and Russia after transition
  • ACES Annual Meeting (Бостон). Presentation: Sources of productivity growth in Eastern Europe and Russia after transition
  • 2014
    3d World KLEMS Conference "Growth and Stagnation in the World Economy" (Tokyo). Presentation: Is the Russian Strategy 2020 Workable? Sources of productivity growth and policy implications for the Russian economy
  • XV Апрельская международная конференция по проблемам экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Labour quality and productivity growth in Eastern Europe and Russia
  • 2013
    13th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (Хельсинки). Presentation: Sources of productivity growth in the new EU Member States and Russia
  • IARIW-UNSW Special Conference on Productivity Measurement, Drivers and Trends (Sydney). Presentation: Sources of productivity growth in Eastern Europe and Russia after transition




Article Voskoboynikov I. Structural change, expanding informality and labor productivity growth in Russia // Review of Income and Wealth. 2020. Vol. 66. No. 2. P. 394-417. doi



Chapter Voskoboynikov I. Russia since 1995: Natural Gas, Catching Up and Informality, in: Productivity Dynamics in Emerging and Industrialized Countries. L. : Routledge, 2018. Ch. 11. P. 313-330.



Chapter Timmer M., Voskoboynikov I. Is Mining Fuelling Long-Run Growth in Russia? Industry Productivity Growth Trends in 1995–2012, in: Jorgenson, D., Timmer M.P., Fukao K. (eds.) Growth and Stagnation in the World Economy. Cambridge University Press, 2016.. Cambridge University Press, 2016. P. 281-318.


Chapter de Vries G. J., Erumban A. A., Timmer M. P., Voskoboynikov I., Wu H. X. Deconstructing the BRICs: Structural Transformation and Aggregate Productivity Growth, in: Structural Change and Industrial Development in the BRICS. NY : Oxford University Press, 2015. Ch. 3. P. 66-91.






Article Воскобойников И. Б., Шоломицкая Е. В. Историческая статистика основных фондов российской промышленности в 1970-2004 годах // Вопросы статистики. 2010. № 3. С. 28-45.



Article Bessonov V. A., Voskoboynikov I. Fixed Capital and Investment Trends in the Russian Economy in Transition / Пер. с рус.: M. Sharpe. // Problems of Economic Transition. 2008. Vol. 51. No. 4. P. 6-48.


Book Бессонов В. А., Воскобойников И. Б. Динамика основных фондов и инвестиций в российской переходной экономике Вып. 97. М. : Институт экономики переходного периода, 2006.

Research projects

Industrial growth accounting of the Russian economy Russia KLEMS within the World KLEMS initiative (www.worldklems.net).

Timetable for today

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‘No One Can Say We’re Going to Replace Old People with Machines’

Experts believe that increasing productivity, diversifying the economy, as well as developing human capital and expanding non-resource exports will help boost Russia's economic growth. But the state policy has to be smart. This was discussed at a series of round tables and expert discussions on the topic of productivity at the XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, organised by HSE University and Sberbank.

Perspectives on Productivity: Honorary Lecture by Professor Bart van Ark

At the HSE’s XXII April International Academic Conference, Bart van Ark, Professor of Productivity Studies at the Alliance Manchester Business School and the Managing Director of the Productivity Institute (the University of Manchester), will deliver an honorary lecture ‘Perspectives on Productivity: Benefits to Economy, Business, Workers and Society’ on April 14. He will also be participating in the roundtable on Productivity, Diversification and Sustainable Economic Growth. The roundtable will be held on April 15 and will be chaired by Professor Jakobson.

Macroeconomics and Economic Growth at the XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.

From April 13 to 15, the annual April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development will be held. Section A, Macroeconomics and Economic Growth, is hosted by HSE University, under the supervision of Ilya Voskoboynikov and Yevsey Gurvich. In this section, representatives of different countries and organizations will discuss a wide range of issues related to macroeconomic shocks, the crisis from a cross-country perspective, price dynamics, monetary policy, economic growth, and human capital. The honorary speaker is Bart van Ark, Professor of Productivity Studies at the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) at the University of Manchester. His report, "Why do the economy, business, workers, and society need productivity growth?", focuses on the slowdown in global productivity growth over the past 15 years, reasons for the slowdown, and measures that could revive it. Bart van Ark says to do this, the economy must become more receptive to innovation, which requires a coordinated effort from business, government, and individual workers. There is also a need for a better understanding of the extent to which, and how, productivity growth contributes to people’s welfare.

Expert Center staff present reports at the 6th World KLEMS conference

The World KLEMS initiative brings together representatives from different countries and organizations who develop indicators of cross-country economic performance comparisons at the level of individual industries and conduct research based on these. On March 9 to 17, 2021, the 6th World KLEMS Conference was held in a virtual format for the first time.The conference addressed issues of the global productivity slowdown, the post-pandemic growth outlook, and the measurement of growth and productivity in the context of new economic activities and globalization. Projects from countries and groups of countries included in the World KLEMS Initiative—Asia KLEMS, EU KLEMS, and LA KLEMS—were widely presented. A separate section was devoted to the EU KLEMS project, including Russia and Eastern Europe.

Lost in Recalculation: How to Estimate the Scale of the Soviet Economy and Its Rate of Growth

Researchers trying to compare economic data of the USSR and capitalist countries face questions of the comprehensiveness, accessibility, and reliability of data on Soviet economic production and growth. At an online seminar hosted by the HSE University International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences, Assistant Professor Ilya Voskoboynikov (Faculty of Economic Sciences, HSE University) presented an overview of available approaches to studying the absolute size of the Soviet economy and its growth rates.

The decomposition of Russia’s GDP growth rates—methodological features and results

On November 5, the Laboratory for Systems Analysis of Industrial Markets of the Center for Industrial Markets Research of the Institute for Applied Economic Research, RANEPA held an open, general-academic online seminar “Decomposition of Russia's GDP growth rates - methodological features and results”.

The eh.net portal published I. Voskoboinikov's review of the book by Richard Connolly "The Russian Economy: A Brief Introduction"

The Russian economy is, modifying Winston Churchill (1939), “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”; Russian economic performance is volatile. In the last three decades its institutional environment changed from a command to a market economy. Its industrial structure shifted from overinvestment in manufacturing and agriculture in the late 1980s to market services and mining. Trade conditions seem to be unpredictable. This is a sensitive issue for the economy, which depends on oil and gas exports. How can one understand the Russian development pattern over its centuries-old history and, possibly, outline Russia’s prospects for the future?

Seminar of the Russia KLEMS group “Does the double deflation procedure change our understanding of Russian economic growth, 2003–2016? The experience of Russia KLEMS”

On November 3, the Russia KLEMS group held a regular seminar about double deflation (DD) and its impact on ideas about Russian economic growth, 2003–2016, taking into account the experience of Russia KLEMS.

The experience of post-crisis recovery of the Russian economy

On September 18, Ilya Voskoboynikov presented his report “Recovery experiences of the Russian economy Implications to the Indian Economy” at a seminar organized by the Research Institute of the State Bank of India, "Experience of the post-crisis recovery of the Russian economy".

Preprint publication: “The post-shock growth of the Russian economy. The experience of the 1998 and 2008 crises and a look into the future”

The work was published in the WP3 series "Labor market issues" and studies the global recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Estimates suggest Russian GDP in 2020 will fall by 2–8%, meaning the current crisis may be more severe than the crises of 1998 and 2008. In the coming years, the Russian economy will have to recover and enter a new long-term growth trajectory. What sources and sectors can make this happen?

Prospects for economic recovery in Russia

The 7th issue of “Voprosy Ekonomiki”  (Questions of Economics) contains the speeches of the participants of “Long-term economic growth in Russia: prospects for recovery” round table, which took place on April 12 as part of the “April XXI” conference. The publication includes materials by Natalia Akindinova, Marek. Dabrovski, Alexandr Shirov, Dmitry Belousov, Ilya Voskoboynikov and Evsey Gurvich.

Presentation of the HSE report based on Russia KLEMS data

The presentation was held on May 29, featuring IlyaVoskoboynikov, Eduard Baranov, Ksenia Bobyleva, Rostislav Kapelyushnikov, Dmitri Piontkovski, Anton Tolokonnikov, Alexander Roskin.
The report was presented by Ilya Voskoboynikov (HSE University), the discussion was led by Alexandr Shirov (IEF RAS), and the presentation was moderated by Evsey Gurvich (EEG)

Long-term economic growth in Russia: prospects for recovery

On May 12 the roundtable was held, chaired by Evsey Gurvich, head of the Economic Expert Group. Topical issues of economic growth were discussed, including prospects after the coronavirus pandemic and forecasts for the short-term and long-term growth rates of the Russian economy. The current budget policy, the experience of recovery after the crises of 1998 and 2008, and sectoral growth drivers, in particular, were considered.

Seminar: “Sources of Labor Productivity Growth after the 1998 and 2008 Crises in Russia”

This seminar by the Russia KLEMS group was held on April 30. Ilya Voskoboynikov presented an analysis of the sources of labor productivity growth in the Russian economy after the crises of 1998 and 2008, highlighting measures to restore the economy after the shock associated with the coronavirus epidemic. The seminar examined which sources of growth in which sectors could drive such a recovery. How the Russian economy recovered: sources of labor productivity growth after the crises of 1998 and 2008.

Labor costs for assessing productivity in Russian statistics. Experience of Russia KLEMS

The event, which took place on January 21, 2020, presented the methodology for calculating the number of hours worked for Russia KLEMS 1995-2016 for 34 types of activities of the Russian classification of economic activities (OKVED) and their accuracy.

Development plan for Russia KLEMS in 2020

At the seminar of the Russia KLEMS group, which took place on December 17, 2019, Ilya Voskoboynikov presented the directions of work in 2020.

Report: “Sources of economic growth in the sectors of the economy of the USSR and the Soviet republics in 1950-1990”

Ilya Voskoboynikov presented the report, on December 4, 2019, at a meeting of the Center for Economic History of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of History. The work was part of two projects of HSE University—Russia KLEMS and “Long-term economic growth and structural changes in the USSR and the CIS since 1960”.

Report at Asian KLEMS 2019 Conference

Ilya Voskoboynikov and Ksenia Bobyleva presented their reports at the Asian KLEMS 2019 conference, which was held at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The report "Productivity Dynamics in Industries Requiring High and Low Skills, Before and After the Global Crisis, in the Economies of Europe, Japan, Russia and the USA" was presented at the Conference held at the NIS HSE

At the international conference “Experience and Challenges in Studying Incomes and Welfare in the Countries of Eastern Europe and the CIS” that went to NRU HSE, a report was presented entitled “Dynamics of productivity in sectors requiring high and low qualifications, before and after the global crisis, in the economies of Europe, Japan, Russia and the USA "sponsored by Vokoboinikov I. B., Kirsten Jager and Robert Stehrer

Economists and Researchers Gather at International Conference on Wealth and Income in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries

On September 17-18, HSE University hosted a special conference with the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) on the topic of Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income and Wealth in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries. This was the first IARIW conference to be held in a CIS country. HSE News Service spoke with American economist Barbara Fraumeni about her work with economic accounting and human capital and her experience attending the conference in Moscow.

An article by I. Voskoboinikov "Why is Eastern Europe poorer than Western?"

09.13.2019 on the scientific and educational portal IQ.HSE.RU published an article by I. Voskoboinikov “Why is Eastern Europe poorer than Western?” (Https://iq.hse.ru/news/306245968.html)

Report “Accounting for growth in the Soviet Union and the Union republics in 1950-1990” at a seminar of the faculty of economics and related subjects of the University of York

At the seminar of the Faculty of Economics and Allied Disciplines of the University of York, which was held on December 6, Ilya Voskoboinikov presented the report "Accounting for Growth in the Soviet Union and the Union Republics in 1950-1990"

Data published from Russia KLEMS on the portal of World KLEMS

A new release of Russia KLEMS data covering the period from 1995 to 2014 has been published.

‘The Future Growth of the World Economy is Critical for Geopolitical Decisions’

The XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development is scheduled to take place from April 7-10, 2015, but plans are already underway among the organizers and participants alike. Recently, Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor of Economics at Harvard University, spoke with the HSE news service about his long history of cooperation with HSE. Professor Jorgenson, an internationally recognized expert on information technology and economic growth, among other subjects, shared his expectations for this year’s conference.

HSE’s Ranking in SSRN: June 2012

The Social Science Research Network has published its university rankings for June.

The HSE University Working Group represents Russia in the international KLEMS project

On 19 and 20 June 2008, the final conference of the EU KLEMS project on “Productivity in the European Union: A Comparative Industry Approach” was held at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). The conference marked the completion of a 4 year research project by a consortium of 16 research institutions across Europe, having led to the creation of a large database on growth and productivity accounts at industry level for individual EU member states, various EU aggregates, Japan and the United States.